Serviced office center banks on helping out new investors JAKARTA (JP): An increasing number of foreign investors have
been eying business opportunities in Indonesia, as indicated by
the growing demand for serviced offices, said Mee Kim, president
of PT Citra Eksekutif Otorita (CEO), a major ... More ...
BPK to use foreign auditors for liquidity fund probe JAKARTA (JP): The Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) plans to involve
foreign auditors to assess possible mishandling of the central
bank's multibillion dollar emergency liquidity support to ailing
institutions, agency chief Satrio Billy Yudono said. More ...
Army helicopter crashes in Kapuas PONTIANAK, West Kalimantan: An Army helicopter crashed during
a test flight in Seluan village, Kapuas regency, on Tuesday.Antara reported the helicopter was flying at a height of about
5,000 meters when it suddenly began a steep descent. More ...
Marketing firm back in business MEDAN, North Sumatra: Thousands have flocked to a multilevel
marketing company following reports that the firm, whose owners
are under investigation for alleged fraud, had resumed operation. More ...
'East Timor inquiry needs full freedom' JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab (left)
meets with United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New
York on Tuesday to detail the progress of Indonesia's inquiry
into violence in the former Indonesian province of East Timor. More ...
Govt eases market limits on anti-impotence drug Viagra JAKARTA (JP): The government has eased market restrictions on
the often-touted wonder drug Viagra, allowing high dosage 100-
milligram pills to be sold with a prescription. More ...
Mahaka offers support to Perbasi JAKARTA (JP): The 1999 Kobatama national basketball league
winner, Mahaka Satria Muda, met National Sports Council (KONI)
chairman Wismoyo Arismunandar at his office on Wednesday. More ...
Locals hold prayer for Paledang train victims BOGOR (JP): About 300 local Muslim residents from Paledang,
Central Bogor, held a special prayer on Tuesday evening for the
12 passengers who died after they fell off the roof of a train
last week. More ...
Government plays down anthrax spread JAKARTA (JP): The government called on the public on Wednesday
not to take seriously a reported anthrax infection which has
plagued an ostrich husbandry site in the West Java regency of
Purwakarta. More ...
Security intact in Jakarta amid rumors: Ryamizard BOGOR (JP): With rumors rife that religious conflicts in the
Eastern islands may spread to the capital, Jakarta Military
Commander Maj. Gen. Ryamizard Ryacudu said on Wednesday the city
remained under control."Our intelligence unit remains good. More ...
Workshop on children with special needs JAKARTA (JP): A seminar and workshop on children with special
needs will be held at the auditorium of the Graha Sucofindo
building on Jl. Raya Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta on Saturday. More ...
Parents of kidnapped children found JAKARTA (JP): Central Jakarta police detectives have finally
found the parents of Rona Anugraini, the only girl among nine
victims kidnapped for several years by two brothers. More ...
Where to go in Bali:Exhibition * Instalation Exhibition: Sepatu Lars at Komaneka Gallery, in
Ubud, until February.Festival * Contemporary Theater Festival: Workshops, performances, at Sai
Sai Bar, Jalan Monkey Forest, in Ubud, on March. More ...
Sculptor Sidharta holds a retrospectiveText and photos by Tarko Sudiarno YOGYAKARTA (JP): Gregorius Sidharta Sugijo, one of Indonesia's
most prominent sculptors, is exhibiting his works in a
retrospective show at Museum Widayat in Magelang. More ...
WIC to hold charity bazaar JAKARTA (JP): The Jakarta Chapter of the Women's International
Club (WIC) will hold its 32nd charity bazaar at the Jakarta
Hilton Convention Center.The opening ceremony will take place on Jan. 26 and the bazaar
will be opened to the public on Jan. More ...
Pick of the FlicksHollywood KC:
Fight Club 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
The Patriot 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
The World Is Not Enough 14:15 16:55 19:05 21:15
Wishmaster 2 14:55 17:35 19:45 21:55
Anna And The King ... More ...
Military vows to cooperate with rights body in Maluku AMBON, Maluku (JP): Maluku military authorities pledged on
Wednesday full support for the National Commission on Human
Rights (Komnas Ham) team to investigate atrocities in Maluku and
North Maluku. More ...
Indorayon's fate State Minister of Environment Sonny Keraf's recommendation to
the Cabinet that PT Inti Indorayon's pulp and rayon plants in
Porsea near Lake Toba in North Sumatra be closed down or
relocated has probably made him very popular with environmental
organizations and a number of local ... More ...
SabangCorrection:The dateline for the article Sabang losing its main
tourist attraction, which appeared on this page yesterday, should
have read "Banda Aceh (Antara)". We apologize to Antara for any
inconvenience. More ...
Spirit of collective culture represents local artsBy Putu Wirata DENPASAR, Bali (JP): A recent painting exhibition featuring
135 artists grouped in Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (SDI) spread over
five venues in Denpasar and adjacent areas was one of the
significant art events on the island in the face ... More ...
Military strives to avoid new riots JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Military Commander Admiral Widodo
A.S. pledged on Wednesday to intensify the early detection of
potential sectarian violence in the country. More ...
Govt targets Rp 8 trillion in privatization of state firms JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Investment and State
Enterprise Development Laksamana Sukardi said on Wednesday the
government expected to raise Rp 8 trillion (US$1. More ...
Defendants' no-show adjourns cout hearing JAKARTA (JP): A judge at the Central Jakarta District Court
delayed the opening session of an assault trial when two of the
five defendants failed to appear on Wednesday. More ...
Read more about RI-U.S. relations Unfortunately the letter by Mr. Karl Fritz, Press Attache at
the U.S. Embassy (The Jakarta Post, Jan. 18, 2000: Indonesia and
the U.S.), in response to my article (the Post, Jan. 13 and Jan.
14: The U.S. More ...
Minister warns of wrong signals in Indorayon action JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Investment and State
Enterprises Development Laksamana Sukardi warned the government
on Wednesday against arbitrarily closing down publicly listed
pulp and rayon fiber producer PT Inti Indorayon Utama. More ...
U.S. warning In The Jakarta Post of Jan. 16, 2000 (front page) I read,
"U.S. Ambassador R. Holbrooke strongly warned the Indonesian
Military (TNI) not to try to foil the works of the government
sanctioned commission of inquiry into human rights violations
(KPP HAM) in East Timor". More ...
Babysitter arrested for alleged jewelry theft JAKARTA (JP): Kebayoran Lama Police detectives in South
Jakarta have arrested a 15-year-old babysitter for allegedly
stealing 10 gold and diamond rings worth at least Rp 35 million
(US$4,900) from the house of her employer. More ...
Eight names make shortlist for Pertamina's top job JAKARTA (JP): The board of commissioners of state oil and gas
company Pertamina have selected eight candidates for the state
company's top job replacing Martiono Hadianto, a minister said on
Wednesday. More ...
Rejuvenating body treatment at Bali's spas DENPASAR, Bali (JP): After a long and exciting holiday in
Bali, you need to soothe your body, soul and spirit.The Island of the Gods is home to dozens of spas and beauty
salons which are ready to rejuvenate your body and mind. More ...
Balinese urged not to emulate their neighbors DENPASAR, Bali (JP): Religious leaders in Bali are being
called on to calm their followers in facing social and religious
conflicts which have hit the neighboring island of Lombok in West
Nusa Tenggara. More ...
Second bidder shows interest in IBRA's Astra stake JAKARTA (JP): A second bidder has emerged for the stake that
the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency (IBRA) holds in Astra
International as the new chief of the agency pushes ahead with
his controversial proposal to replace current Astra ... More ...
Occupation of Bintan estate starts to scare off investors JAKARTA (JP): State Minister of Investment and State
Enterprises Laksamana Sukardi warned that the occupation of
industrial plants such as on Bintan island, Riau, could be
harmful to the country's economic recovery. More ...
Three policemen injured in latest Aceh violence JAKARTA (JP): Three members of the National Police's Mobile
Brigade were injured on Wednesday in the latest violence between
security personnel and members of the separatist Free Aceh
Movement (GAM) in the troubled province. More ...
Mia beats Cindana on 1st day of Taipei Open JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's women shuttlers had to pack their
luggage early after crashing out of the five-star Chinese Taipei
Open in Tapei on Wednesday on the opening day. More ...
Amien Rais' responsibility? Amien Rais looked worried when questioned over the outbreak of
communal violence in Mataram, Lombok, on Jan. 7 in the 6 p.m.
news. Understandable, that, having only last week stoked the
fires of communal hatred himself at a rally at Monas' central
park in Jakarta. More ...
Dealer found dead in car JAKARTA (JP): A money exchange dealer was found dead in his
car in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. Police suspect
he had been murdered.The body of Arifianto, 27, was found by patrolling police
officers with a belt wound around his neck and chin. More ...
Military renews allegiance to government BOGOR, West Java (JP): Jakarta Military Commander Maj. Gen.
Ryamizard Ryacudu asserted on Wednesday the Indonesian Military's
(TNI) loyalty to President Abdurrahman Wahid, but admitted it was
not the same case with his predecessor. More ...
Stock ExchangeStock prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (in rupiah) on Jan. 19, 2000: Shares Close Change Trading Volume
Ades Alfindo 775 ... More ...
Weighing on the 'ifs' of East TimorBy Aboeprijadi Santoso LISBON, Portugal (JP): A former Australian diplomat believes a
letter the Indonesian foreign minister Adam Malik wrote in 1974,
in which he promised support for East Timor's independence, was
brushed aside by president Soeharto and the ... More ...
Fedex to host corporate golf league tournament JAKARTA (JP): The world's leading express transportation
company, Fedex, is to host the Corporate Golf League Indonesia
4th Season at six golf clubs in Indonesia.Fedex chairman Harsha E. More ...
Family planning board seeks funds from Soeharto foundation JAKARTA (JP): The government is seeking to claim billions of
rupiah of funds earmarked for National Family Planning Board
(BKKBN) field workers by a New Order foundation. More ...
RI forex reserves rise JAKARTA (JP): Indonesia's net foreign exchange reserves rose
to US$16.67 billion in the week ending Jan 14, from $16.48
billion a week earlier, the central bank said.Bank Indonesia said in a statement on Wednesday the increase
was a result of incoming oil revenue. More ...
Lombok remains tense MATARAM, West Nusa Tenggara (JP): Lombok island remained tense
on Wednesday as sporadic looting and arson continued in Mataram,
despite efforts to quell the unrest which has lasted for three
days. More ...
Teachers needed in Central Java SEMARANG, Central Java: The head of the provincial office of
the national education ministry said on Wednesday that nearly
43,500 teachers were needed for the next school year. More ...